Sunday, October 11, 2015

The Ghost and Mrs. Fletcher by Donald Bain

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The Ghost and Mrs. Fletcher
by Donald Bain &
Renee Paley-Bain

ISBN-13: 9780451477361
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Obsidian
Released: October 6, 2015

Source: Review copy from the publisher.

Book Description, Modified from Back Cover:
Joe Cooper is ill and convinced he’s about to die. He wants real estate agent Eve Simpson to sell his house so he can give the proceeds to his grandson. But not only is the building in deplorable physical condition and filled with old books, it's also rumored to be haunted.

When Joe’s premonition becomes a reality, Dr. Seth Hazlitt is not so sure the man died of natural causes. As Jessica tries to get to the bottom of Joe Cooper’s death, a medium hired by Eve Simpson attempts to rid the house of the alleged apparition. But if Jessica isn’t careful, she may be the one who joins the ranks of the dearly departed.

My Review:
The Ghost and Mrs. Fletcher is a cozy mystery. This is the forty-fourth book in the series. You don't have to read the previous novels to understand this one, and this one doesn't spoil the whodunit of previous novels.

As much as I enjoy Jessica Fletcher as a character, she sure was nosy in this one. Though that did mean she had all the information she needed when she realized it was related to the mystery... Anyway, there were plenty of clues, and it was a puzzle-style mystery. I figured much of it out before the end, but there was a twist I didn't expect (which fit the clues as well as my guessed scenario). It was an enjoyable puzzle, though not a very happy ending.

The ghost referred to in the title had a very minor role, but the gal called in to get rid of the "friendly ghost" played a much larger role. There was no sex. There was a very minor amount of bad language. Overall, I'd recommend this fun, clean mystery.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

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